McIntyre’s Fancy jig

Also known as Custy’s, John Brady’s, Karen Tweed’s, Lump Of Pudding, The Lump Of Pudding, McIntyre’s Fancy, Siobhan O’Donnell’s.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

McIntyre’s Fancy has been added to 4 tune sets.

McIntyre's Fancy has been added to 134 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: McIntyre's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:c|def BAF|ABc ~B3|fba fed|ef{g}f BAF|
def edB|~A3 Ade|fba fed|1ecA B2:|2ecA Bfa||
|:b3 afe|fea fed|~B3 ABd|efd e2a|
bfa efd|~B3 AFA|def afe|1dBA Bfa:|2dBA B2||
X: 2
T: McIntyre's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:ced AGE|GAB A2 d|eag ecd|eAB AGE|
ced AGE|~G3 Gcd|eaa ged|cAG A3 :|
|:a3 ged|edg edc|AcA GAc|dec deg|
aeg dec|AcA GEE|cde ged|cAG A3 :|
X: 3
T: McIntyre's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cde AGE|GAB A2 d|eag ecd|eAB AGE|
cde AGE|~G3 Gcd|eaa ged|cAG A3 :|
|:a2a ged|edg edc|AcA GAc|dec deg|
aeg dec|AcA GEE|cde ged|cAG A3 :|
X: 4
T: McIntyre's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cde AGE|GAB ~A3|eag edc|~e3 AGE|
c2 e dcA|~G3 Gcd|e2a ged|cAG A2B|
c2 e AGE|GAB ~A3|a2g edc|~e3 AGE|
c2 e dcA|~G3 Gcd|e2a ged|cAG Aeg|
|:~a3 ged|d~e3dc|~A3 G2c|d2e deg|
aeg dec|~A3 ~G3|cde ged|1cAG Aeg :|2cAG A3||
X: 5
T: McIntyre's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:c|def BAF|ABc ~B3|fba fed|fBc BAF|
d2f edB|~A3 Ade|fba fed|1ecA B2:|2ecA Bfa||
|:b3 afe|fea fed|~B3 ABd|efd efa|
bfa efd|~B3 AFA|def afe|1dBA Bfa:|2dBA B2||

Nineteen comments

Custy’s

Source: Rory Goldrick
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

John Brady’s?

I am just thinking about to post this tune, but a little bit late.

Many tunes have several names, but this tune is called Custy’s, Karen Tweed’s, and John Brady’s at once! I guess this is originally John Brady’s composition, and Mary Custy learned it from Karen Tweed (the piano-accordeon player from Northamptonshire), and finally it was handed down to Michael MacGoldrick.

Here is the version in Am, played by Sharon Shannon and Tommy Peoples.

|:ced AGE|GAB A2 d|eag ecd|eAB AGE|
ced AGE|~G3 Gcd|eaa ged|cAG A3 :|
|:a3 ged|edg edc|AcA GAc|dec deg|
aeg dec|AcA GEE|cde ged|cAG A3 :|

Great tune, though I’m still struggling with it on the whistle. Personally I love to play it slowly and smoothly.

Sorry, I made a mistake in the previous post.

Sharon Shannon and Tommy Peoples’s version in Am is actually:
cde AGE|GAB A2 d|eag ecd|eAB AGE|
cde AGE|~G3 Gcd|eaa ged|cAG A3 :|
|:a2a ged|edg edc|AcA GAc|dec deg|
aeg dec|AcA GEE|cde ged|cAG A3 :|

Siobhan O’Donnell’s

Wasn’t this composed by Siobhan O’Donnell, and Mary Custy got it off her??

I’m not sure if it’s really John Brady’s composition. It is possible that what John Williams recorded in "Steams" is the real John Brady’s and it has been confused with this "Custy’s," which is a similar but different tune.

To correct my mistake in the previous post, the setting is not in Am but Ador. Sorry for my ignorance.

Maire Breathnach

I thought Maire Breathnach wrote it …it’s one of Mike Goldricks favourites …check out most of his CDs and you here it somewhere as far back as Toss The Feathers Day’s..

McIntyre’s Fancy

This tune was written by John Brady, flute player from Offaly during the summer of 1983. It was originally written in Amin. and started with a high A2 instead of the usual Cnatural D. Siobhan O’Donnell learned it from Karen Tweed who learned if from Attracta Brady, John’s daughter, in the mid 80s.

Thank you for the info, fiddler and fluter. Good to know the "correct" title. Now we see it’s recorded as Siobhan O’Donnell’s No.2 by Karen Tweed, Karen Tweed’s by Mary Custy, Custy’s by Michael McGoldrick… Funny sequence. But I think it’s widely circulated as John Brady’s as well. Sharon Shannon recorded it with Tommy Peoples under the title.

So, this is Michael McGoldrick’s Bm version of this one: https://thesession.org/tunes/819

I thought it was ‘The lump of pudding’ thats what some friends from London call it. Could be wrong - I’m pretty dreadful with names.

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HELP! Info on Siobhan O’Donnell’s/John Brady’s Reel wanted please!

Hi, I’ve just recorded my first album and I’m trying to sort the copyrighting etc - the tune which Lunasa have recorded as Siobhan O’Donnell’s has another name on here, and is listed as composed by John Brady. However, on the Lunasa album it says it was composed by Siobhan O’Donnell, who apparently holds copyright with PRS/MCPS.

Does anyone have concrete information regarding the origins or copyrighting of this tune? I don’t want to pay copyright on it as Siobhan O’Donnell’s if I can just call it the John Brady name and avoid paying!

Thanks a million, Tize a.k.a Patricia!

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Tize, is it the reel on the band’s first recording? I think nobody attributes it to John Brady. Some of John Brady’s compositions seem associated with Siobhan O’Donnell, but they’re jigs.

Tize, I know this tune also as "McIntyre’s Fancy"…..but I don’t know if it can’t help you.

I think Tize is not talking about this jig.

Written by Mary Custy!!

I got my license for copyright giving me permission to record, and this tune was registered as belonging to Mary Custy…. and thats the legal position!

Definitely not written by Mary Custy

Read the comment by "feadog" above. Several other sources also attribute this jig to John Brady.